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It’s easy to help.Copy the parole opposition letter and mail it to the Board of Parole Hearings before December 20, 2018.

For your confidentiality, do NOT put your return address on the letter, only on the outer mailing envelope.


Board of Parole Hearings

ATTN: Pre-Hearing Correspondence

P.O. Box 4036

Sacramento, CA  95812-4036



Dear Chairman and Parole Board Member,

Please DO NOT grant a parole date to convicted murderer, Victor Perea.  On November 21, 1988, Perea (a “murder for hire” killer) entered the home of Harold “Skeeter” Lyerla and brutally stabbed him to death.  Skeeter’s body was discovered two days later lying on his kitchen floor with a dish cloth over his face. He had been stabbed four (4) times; twice in the back and twice in the front. The fatal thrust from the back cut through the liver and diaphragm before piercing his heart. Police found a kitchen knife with traces of blood in the kitchen sink and a single fingerprint on the faucet.

Just prior to his murder, Skeeter had shared a grave concern with family and friends. He had heard that his wife’s boyfriend, John Litchfield (a wealthy ranch owner in nearby Agoura Hills), had threatened to hire someone to kill him. His fear became a reality.

Victor Perea was a landscaping contractor who worked for Litchfield and lived in a house on Litchfield’s property. His fingerprint matched the print left on the faucet and he was arrested and charged with the murder of Skeeter Lyerla.  Perea was convicted of first degree murder on May 20, 1989 and sentenced to 26 years to Life. Perea’s claim that he was brainwashed by Litchfield and paid $4000 to murder Lyerla does not justify brutally taking this young man’s life.

On December 20, 2018, Harold “Skeeter” Lyerla’s family must, once again, relive the horrific events that led to his brutal murder. Once again, they must endure the trauma and uncertainty of his murderer’s parole hearing. One can only imagine how difficult it is to share the same space with the monster who ripped him from their lives. 

Victor Perea, without any regard for human life, made a personal choice to execute Skeeter Lyerla for financial gain and he must continue to accept the consequences of his actions.  It is hoped the Board will think about Skeeter and the brutality he had to suffer before dying from his injuries. Skeeter does not get a second chance to live; he is gone forever by the hand of a hired killer. Therefore, Perea does not deserve a second chance or the privilege of freedom.


Please deny parole to convicted murderer, Victor Castillo Perea for the maximum time allowed by State of California law.

Thank you for your consideration.


(For your confidentiality, do NOT post your return address on this letter/envelope)